Embark on our 16 days trek to the stunning Tsum Valley, an off-beaten trail in the northern part of Nepal. The Tsum Valley trek offers you a perfect combination of scenic beauty, cultural heritage, and remote wilderness experiences.
Starting from the city of Kathmandu, the journey takes you through picturesque villages like Soti Khola, Maccha Khola, and Jagat, initially following the trail of the famous Manaslu circuit. As you advance further, you'll pass through ethnic villages like Lokpa, Chumling, Chhokhang Paro, and Nile, where the authentic and untouched lifestyle of the locals will captivate you.
The route map of the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is carefully crafted to engage you in the hidden gem of Nepal in the Himalayas. As you traverse through the off-beaten trail, our carefully planned route map offers you the majestic panoramas of Sringi Himal (7187m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), and Buddha Himal (6672m), etc.
The Manaslu region's unique blend of Tibetan cultures, and the Chortens, mani walls, and gompas, along the route, adds a spiritual and cultural element to the trek. Our carefully curated route map ensures that you walk past the cultural landmarks of the region, gaining insight into the Tibetan-influenced lifestyle of the locals.
Being a relatively newly opened route, the trek to Manaslu Tsum Valley is less popular, allowing you to immerse yourself in the serene beauty without the disturbances of modern life.
Join us on this exhilarating adventure to Tsum Valley also popularly known as (Chum Valley), and we promise to provide you with the best services and ensure your optimum satisfaction throughout the journey of 16 days itinerary.
Discover the hidden gem of Nepal in the Himalayas and experience an unforgettable trekking experience with us in 2024/2025, guided by our carefully designed route map to make your trekking experience the best and most enjoyable.
Major highlights of the trek to Tsum Valley (Chum Valley)
- Trek through the remote and isolated Tsum Valley.
- Explore ancient Buddhist monasteries, and Gompas offering a glance into the rich spiritual heritage of the region.
- Encounter a wide range of flora and fauna all along the trail.
- Get spectacular sights of the mountains including some of the highest mountains like Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, and Himalchuli.
- Learn and experience the local culture, traditions, and lifestyle.
- Experience the peace and tranquility of the Himalayan region, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Things to look forward on Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking
The Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking is a captivating journey filled with numerous highlights. You can look forward to exploring the hidden gem of the Chum Valley, where Tibetan-influenced culture and ancient monasteries await you.
The trek further offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks like Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Buddha Himal, providing a majestic backdrop throughout the journey. The picturesque villages, serene landscapes, and warm hospitality of the locals create an unforgettable experience for you.
From crossing suspension bridges over gushing rivers to witnessing sacred Buddhist sites, every step reveals the natural and cultural richness of the Manaslu Tsum Valley.
Are you fit for trekking to Tsum Valley?
The Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is a challenging trek that requires a moderate level of fitness and stamina. You should be prepared for daily walks of 6-7 hours on uneven terrain and a few steep ascents and descents.
Prior trekking experience of trekking and hiking is required and with proper preparation and determination, individuals with a reasonable level of fitness can undertake this adventure.
If you are someone seeking an adventurous off-beaten trekking path in Nepal that offers a diverse side of nature and culture then, there the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is a perfect option for you.
What a day during the Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking looks like?
Each day of the Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking offers a blend of natural beauty and cultural encounters. The day starts with a hearty breakfast at the tea house. Then, the trek begins, taking you through lush forests, old villages, and picturesque landscapes.
The trail winds through suspension bridges and rivers, providing you with captivating views of mountains and surrounding valleys. Along the way, you will have opportunities to interact with locals, visit ancient monasteries, and learn about their unique way of life.
You will have lunch at one of the villages on the way and then continue the walk toward the designated teahouse. The day concludes at a comfortable tea house, where you can relax, enjoy a warm meal, and reflect on the day's experiences.
The Difficulty Level of the Trek to Manaslu Tsum Valley
The Tsum Valley Trekking is considered to be a challenging trip that requires a good level of fitness and stamina. The trek involves walking for almost two weeks continuously every day for several hours on rugged terrain and steep uphill and downhill sections, it could be challenging for beginner trekkers.
The altitude also poses a challenge, as the trek takes you to high-altitude areas above 3,000 meters. On the beginning days of the trek, you will walk on a flat and easier trail. However, as you gain altitude, you will have to walk on steep, rugged terrains.
The route map involves walking for an average of 6-7 hours a day, with some days involving up to 8 hours of walking. The trail overall is rocky and uneven, and the ascents and descents can be steep and challenging. Thus, you should be prepared to walk on rough trails for several hours a day continuously.
Another challenge can be altitude as the high altitude can cause altitude sickness, which can be dangerous if not taken seriously. To avoid altitude sickness, you must acclimatize properly, drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol and smoking during the trek.
Overall, although the Trek to Tsum Valley is a challenging journey, it is equally rewarding offering you the never seen side of nature and culture. You can prepare for the trek by going on a few hikes and treks beforehand and exercising regularly to build up your stamina.
Acclimatization and safety precautions for the trek to Manaslu Tsum Valley
As you embark on the trek to the 16 days Manaslu Tsum Valley in 2024,2025, acclimatization and safety precautions play a crucial role in ensuring a successful and enjoyable journey.
Our carefully designed Tsum Valley trek itinerary includes rest days at higher elevations to help your body acclimatize to the increasing altitude gradually. These acclimatization days are essential for minimizing the risk of altitude-related illnesses.
Throughout the trek, our experienced guides will monitor your health and provide the necessary guidance. It is essential to stay hydrated, maintain a steady pace, and avoid alcoholic drinks.
While you are on a Himalayan trip with us, safety is our top priority, and our team is trained to handle any challenges that may arise during the trek. Thus, you can be rest assured to have a memorable and safe adventure in the Tsum Valley.
How can you prepare for the 16 days of Tsum Valley trekking?
To prepare for the 16 days of Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking, first and foremost you should focus on improving your overall fitness and endurance. Engaging in regular cardiovascular exercises, such as hiking, running, or cycling, to build stamina is highly recommended.
You can also practice carrying a backpack with essentials to get used to the weight. Having some trekking and hiking experience in the high altitude will be very beneficial to you.
You should then invest in proper trekking gear, including comfortable hiking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and a reliable sleeping bag. Lastly, prepare yourself mentally and learn about the weather and trail conditions of the trek. Following these preparations will ensure a memorable and rewarding journey through the mystical Chum Valley.
Tsum Valley (Chum Valley); The Restricted Treasure
The Chum Valley, nestled in the majestic Himalayas of Nepal, is a restricted area that fascinates you with its pristine beauty and ancient culture.
Several regions in Nepal are marked as restricted regions because of their remoteness and challenging terrain. Among them, the Manaslu region is one. Solo travelers need to be aware that they are not permitted to enter the Chum Valley without a registered guide. This restriction is to ensure the safety of trekkers and to preserve the region's environment and unique culture.
The guidance of an experienced guide ensures keeping with the regulations of the restricted area. Together, the restrictions and the need for a guide contribute to responsible tourism, protecting the Chum Valley's natural wonders and keeping the sustainability of the local communities.
Why choose us for the Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking?
- We have trained and knowledgeable guides with years of experience in leading the trip to the Manaslu region.
- We have a safety-focused approach, always keeping our client's safety at the top.
- All of our itinerary can be customized according to each trekker's time and preference.
- We focus on small group sizes for personalized attention.
- We have strong local connections to provide you with an authentic trekking experience.
- We give high emphasis on sustainable travel practices and environmental sustainability.
- We have competitive costs and provide value for money.
- We offer 24/7 customer support during the trek.
- We give Pre-trip online and offline briefings.